Burbank, CA - March 4, 2013 - KCET invites viewers to celebrate Women's History Month on KCET with several wonderful programs that highlight the contributions of women in monumental events as well as contemporary society.
California Women Win the Vote - Sunday, March 10 at 5 p.m.
Using historical materials and live reenactments, this film presents the dramatic Suffrage campaign that won the women of California the right to vote nine years before the Federal Amendment. The campaign becomes a role model and motivation for the rest of the country; today, the tactics and spirit of these women are a guide and an inspiration for citizen activism in a democratic society. Narrated by Bonnie Franklin, California Women Win the Vote shares an inspiring story of cooperation, collaboration, determination and the long-enduring belief in equality.
Get Real! Wise Women Speak - Sunday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m.
This award-winning documentary features extraordinary women and the inner fire which propels them to use their wisdom and experience to change the world. The film creates a vivid mosaic, weaving together ancient archetypes, modern-day stories and interviews, impressionistic re-enactments and an original score of Celtic and world-influenced music by Jamshied Sharifi. It also features a number of influential females including: Marianne Williamson, Della Reese, Jane Fonda, Nikki Giovanni, Sylvia Earle, Susan L. Taylor, Tenzin Palmo, Jody Williams, Indigenous Grandmothers Agnes Baker Pilgram and Flordemayo, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Laura Carstensen, Angeles Arrien, Linda Leitch, Swanee Hunt, Vivian Castleberry, Roberta Pollard and Martha Jackson-Javis.
Service: When Women Come Marching Home - Sunday, March 24 at 4:30 p.m.
Service: When Women Come Marching Home takes the audience on a journey from the deserts of Afghanistan to rural Tennessee and from Iraq to urban New York City. It shows women functioning as fully accepted and contributing members of a military unit as well as the devastating isolation and persecution of those who report rape. We see these women as veterans fighting to find homes, demanding services, responding to therapy and gaining their independence. Through interviews in their kitchens, bathrooms, even therapy sessions, this program reveals the raw truths of our women warriors fighting in the battlefield called "home."
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